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Autism Safety Awareness - Essential Skills for Emergency Situations

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Did you know that some security guards may mistake autistic individuals as intoxicated and treat them unfairly? Did you know people on the autism spectrum may feel overwhelmed and hide themselves during emergencies

Join us for a groundbreaking event focused on autism safety awareness and essential skills for emergency situations. 

This workshop is an essential opportunity to learn about crucial issues affecting the autistic community

Don't miss out on this life-saving event - book your seat now! 

The event is FREE for autistic individuals and their unpaid carers, while the general public can purchase tickets for $30.

Our keynote speaker, Berinda Karp, is an award-winning program manager with 35 years of experience supporting individuals with neurodiverse conditions. As the Founder and CEO of Autism STEP Australia, she will provide critical information on how to stay safe during emergencies and help ensure that autistic individuals receive fair treatment from security personnel.

Who is this workshop for:

  • Autistic people
  • First responders and emergency services
  • Service Providers to learn how to fulfill NDIA mandatory requirements
  • School teachers and principals
  • Hospitality manager
  • Community leaders
  • Business leaders
  • Anyone interested in emergency rescue and autism 

The event will take place on Thursday, June 15, 2023, from 1 PM to 4 PM, at the Hawkesbury Leisure & Learning Centre, 114 March Street Richmond, 2753.

Access information: 

This is an accessible venue, however parking is limited on site.

There is street parking nearby and in Richmond Marketplace shopping centre.

Richmond Train station is across the road as well as local buses.

We are grateful to our sponsors for subsidizing the prices and making the event accessible to all.

We also want to acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional owners of the land on which we will be gathering.

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